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Vbeam Laser Therapy in Downtown Toronto
At Lege Artis® we believe that our extensive medical background together with the advanced technology can deliver the optimal results.
Clients with rosacea in Toronto receive now the benefits of the laser system world-recognized as the "Gold Standard" for the treatment of skin redness and a wide variety of vascular skin conditions.
Candela Vbeam Pulsed Dye laser therapy is gentle enough and safe for use on infants as young as a few weeks old, yet powerful enough to address most adult skin problems.
A wide variety of problems can be effectively treated by Vbeam Laser Therapy, including:
in Rosacea and Skin Redness Laser Treatment
Nose thread veins and skin redness reduction - results after three Vbeam laser treatments.
Post acne scar smoothening - result after one Vbeam laser treatment.
Face redness, rosacea, thread veins removal - results after three Vbeam laser treatments.
Face redness, rosacea and thread veins removal - results after three Vbeam laser treatments.
Candela's Vbeam pulsed dye laser has a more than a 20-year proven track record of safety, reliability and efficacy for treatment of a wide range of vascular conditions.
Vbeam Laser Video Presentation
Lege Artis® Laser Toronto Clinic is proud to announce availability of Vbeam laser, considered worldwide as the "Gold Standard" in treating vascular skin problems, including rosacea, spider veins and facial thread veins, red post-acne scars, and diffuse skin redness.
Vbeam Laser FAQ
What is a Pulsed Dye Laser?
Pulsed Dye Lasers deliver an intense but gentle burst of light into selectively targeted areas of the skin. The light is absorbed by specific blood vessels or melanin pigmented areas in the dermis depending on the condition being treated. Factors such as the age, colour and type of lesions, as well as the location on the body, all determine whether lesions can be removed.
Is Vbeam treatment safe?
Yes. In fact, treatment is so safe that it has been successfully used since the 1980-s for the treatment of port wine stain birthmarks in infants and young children.
How do I know if I am the right candidate?
Most clients who receive cosmetic laser treatment decide to correct their skin condition not out of medical necessity, but because they would like to improve the appearance of their skin without invasive surgery that would cause downtime away from daily activities. The treatment goal can range from a total facial rejuvenation which involves the reduction and removal of red and brown pigmented lesions with a general firming of the skin, to the removal of smaller localized imperfections.
How does it feel?
The feeling most clients report is a tingling sensation during a treatment. The skin being treated is additionally protected by Candela's dynamic cooling device, DCD, which delivers a cooling mist on to the skin immediately before the laser pulse is emitted. This cooling mist increases comfort during V-beam Laser treatment and protects the skin to minimize side effects like redness.
Are the results of Pulse Dye Laser treatment permanent?
Permanency of results achieved with V-beam Laser depend on many factors like a condition being treated or lifestyle of a client. For example, if a client has sun spots removed, and continues to spend time in the sun without adequate skin protection, it is likely that the sun spots will return.
How soon will I see results of my Vbeam treatment?
Most clients notice improvement after their first session, and often times feel a firming or tightening of the treated area. The results of laser therapy vary depending on the condition that is being treated and the number of treatments required for clearance. Due to the nature of the human body it may take several treatments for the optimal improvement. For vessels, they may need to be shrunk over a number of treatments. And wrinkle treatments are a result of the laser stimulating the body to produce or reorganize collagen.
What are the side effects of Vbeam treatment?
Some clients experience redness or mild swelling in the treated area immediately following treatment, this usually goes away in a few hours. Occasionally purpura, a laser bruise, may occur. Purpura is a reaction caused by laser energy entering a blood vessel in a rapid fashion thereby rupturing the vessel allowing blood to escape creating the bruise. Purpura is transient and usually disappears in three to five days.
Are there any special precautions I need to take before or after the Vbeam Laser treatment?
Avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks before treatment and wear a sunblock of SPF 30 or higher daily.
Avoid exercise on the day of your treatment and for 5 days after the treatment of leg veins. Also avoid hot baths and excessively hot showers, steam rooms, hot yoga or sauna. Medications or herbal supplements such as ibuprofen (Advil), aspirin, vitamin E, fish oils thin the blood which can result in purpura. Retinoids, hydroquinone, alcohol and acid-containing skin care products should also be ceased 1 week before and after laser treatment. Clients who took Accutane should wait at least 6 months prior to laser treatments. Post treatment care guidelines depend on the condition treated, and should be discussed with your Vbeam laser practitioner.
How frequent are my treatments?
The frequency of the treatments will depend on the problem treated. In general, pigmented or vascular treatments are scheduled every 4 to 6 weeks apart. Acne scars can be treated every 3 weeks.
Can I have a laser treatment and another treatment on the same day?
It is advisable that your laser treatments be performed separately from other treatments, such as microdermabrasion or chemical peels. Also, if the same area has different problems (such as pigmented spot and redness or rosacea at the same time), those problems should be addressed individually and on separated days - 1-2 weeks apart.